Campus News Briefs

U of W partners with Sisler, students to get credits

Students from Sisler High School have recently been given the opportunity to earn university credits by taking part in various technology projects at the University of Winnipeg. A media release from the university explained the Memorandum of Understanding and how it would link the Digital Media Certificate and Game Design Certificate programs at Sisler High School to the IT programs at the University of Winnipeg’s Division of Continuing Education. U of W Vice-Chancellor and President Lloyd Axworthy, a graduate of Sisler, described the partnership as making post-secondary education more accessible to Sisler students and will give them an edge in their pursuits after graduation.

Wesmen basketball wrap up regular season, Lother hits career high 45 points Friday night

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen basketball teams traveled to Lethbridge Feb. 18 and 19 to play their last regular season games. The men lost 111-106 in double over time on Friday night, despite an impressive performance by Nick Lother, who lead the team with 45 points. The Wesmen women defeated Lethbridge 78-60 on Friday night, and 91-63 on Saturday night. They will host Fraser Valley University on Feb. 25 and 26 for first-round playoffs. While the men did not make the playoffs this season, they did finish off their season with a win, defeating Lethbridge 94-86 on Saturday night.

Spring term registration online

The first day of lectures for the spring term is May 2 and available courses are now posted on WebAdvisor. The course timetable can also be found on the University of Winnipeg main page. New and current students should receive an email giving a date and time between March 21 and April 1 that they may register for spring courses using WebAdvisor. Anyone who has not yet applied for admission and want to register for spring courses can visit for more information.

Student film festival looking for entries

Post-secondary students have been invited by the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film to enter submissions for the 9th annual University of Winnipeg Student Film Festival. Works must be between two and 30 minutes long, and may be of any style or genre. Entries must be made by 4:00 pm on April 4. The festival will take place from April 27 to 29 in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall and is free to attend. Films chosen to be screened will be announced on April 18 and will be eligible for prizes in various categories. Find out more at

U of W’s Opportunity Fund sees results

18-year-old Given Isaac, a refugee from Sudan, has become the first high school graduate to utilize money from the University of Winnipeg’s Opportunity Fund since it’s implementation in 2008. According to a U of W news release, Given’s performance in grade 11 and 12, as well as his involvement with the junior Wesmen basketball team, earned him $1,700 towards tuition, books and other fees for his first year of university. The Opportunity Fund was set up to provide Aboriginal, Métis, immigrant and inner-city students with tuition credit for completing Grades 4 to 12 and for participating in various extra-curricular activities.

Published in Volume 65, Number 20 of The Uniter (February 24, 2011)

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